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Antarctic Peninsula Cruises
This is the most popular and classic of all Antarctica cruises. Typically 10 to 12 days in length, these programs allow you to have a full Antarctica experience in a relatively compact time frame. See below for ships that offer Antarctic Peninsula programs and please contact us to speak with one of our Antarctic specialists.
Key Things to Know for Antarctic Peninsula Trips:
Accessible: The Peninsula is relatively easy to reach from Patagonia (just under two days over the Drake Passage), and there are a variety of options for cruise lengths and ship styles.
Top Highlights: Deception Island, a place that lives up to its name: the frozen surface hides the geothermic heat of a volcano, creating steaming hot springs in the icy landscape. Paradise Bay, a mirror-like harbor filled with floating ice caps and home to Gentoo penguins and humpback whales. The Lemaire Channel, gateway to the far south Antarctic Peninsula: a spartan, icy wilderness that shelters Orca, humpback, and minke whales.
A variety of wildlife: This is an excellent area for spotting penguins, seals, whales, and sea birds.
Premium Expedition Vessels
These vessels provide very comfortable surroundings and first-class service while maintaining the feel of a ship that is designed for expedition cruising.
A Newly Launched Modern Purpose-Built Expedition VesselDays: 11-23 | From: $12,395/per person
A New & Modern Expedition VesselDays: 8, 10, & 17 | From: $14,995/per person
A Polar Class 6 ice-strengthened expedition vesselDays: 13-23 | From: $9,700/per person
Luxuriously Appointed, With Spacious Suites and Great Value - A Traveler FavoriteDays: 11-23 | From: $8,895/per person
Distinct and comfortable, refined and roomy modern expedition shipDays: 8-20 | From: $14,995/per person
An ultra-inspiring Polar expedition shipDays: 11-23 | From: $11,876/per person
Arctic and Antarctic cruises on a new eco-friendly, top-of-the-line luxury vesselDays: 9 to 19 | From: $8,590
A new, modern polar expedition vessel with extensive amenitiesDays: 9-24 | From: $13,095/per person
National Geographic Explorer
A uniquely equipped ice-strengthened vesselDays: 12 - 35 | From: $15,840/per person
A new expedition vessel for cruising Antarctica watersDays: 10 or 19 | From: $7,985
A World-Class Small Ship ExperienceDays: 13-33 | From: $9,675/per person Launching soon!
A Polar Class 6 ice-strengthened expedition vesselDays: 10-23 | From: $5,950/per person
These are more utilitarian vessels that are built for expedition cruising and provide good service with comfortable but basic accommodations.
A contemporary new polar expedition ship, one of the top in its classDays: 8-20 | From: $8,495/per person
A Comfortable, Well-Appointed Small Expedition ShipDays: 11-21 | From: $8,499/per person
An ice-strengthened expedition vessel with comfort and characterDays: 11-20 | From: $9,450/per person
An ice-strengthened polar expedition vessel originally built for NOAADays: 10-20 | From: $6,140/per person
An ice-strengthened ship that was formerly a Russian research vesselDays: 11-21 | From: $10,700/per person
A modern & comfortable expedition vesselDays: 8 & 10 | From: $13,595/per person
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